photo by Cass Studios Salt Lake City

This website is about falling down and getting back up again.

After a quick succession of cataclysmic events that occurred within a very short period of time, I went from being a successful journalist and business owner who lived on a beautiful ranch with her own horses,  dogs and cats, to a traumatized homeless woman.  It’s quite a story and if you haven’t already read it on the front page of the Washington Post, you can do so now by Clicking Here.

In May of 2017,  after two years of homelessness, I uttered a life-changing prayer, let go of an entire belief system that was hurting me, got up from a park bench on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, and began creating a new life. I had nothing, save for a back pack and a garbage bag. No money. No identification. No family to turn to for help.

Starting again from Ground Zero  was the most challenging thing I have ever done.  I have learned that the strength of the human spirit is beyond anything I ever imagined.  I have also learned that there is great need for trauma-informed journalism that delves into the complexities of collapse as well as the very real possibilities for remarkable recoveries.

I am a writer and speaker who specializes in filling that need.

Please take a look at the stories on the Published Work page to read some of my most recent essays and articles.

I am grateful that you are here!